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  • AHA News: Menopause Before 40 Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

    THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • AHA News: As the Mercury Rises, Follow These 5 Summer Survival Tips

    THURSDAY, June 3, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — As the days get longer and the temperature rises, summer is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities. Following some simple advice can increase the odds you’ll surf...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • Biden Announces New Vaccination Incentives

    In an effort to convince hesitant Americans to get their COVID-19 shots, President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a host of new vaccination perks from a private-sector initiative. “For all the progress we’re making as a country,...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: June 3, 2021

    Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Frozen Breaded Chicken Products: CDC A salmonella outbreak that appears to be linked to frozen breaded chicken products has sickened 17 people in six states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • Pandemic Silver Lining: Global Decline in Urban Crime

    COVID-19 lockdowns had at least one welcome upside: a significant drop in crime in cities worldwide, according to an international study. Researchers analyzed crime data from 27 metro areas (including Chicago; London; Sao Paulo; Barcelona, Spain; Tel...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • In People With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Blood Sugar Control Could Raise Dementia Risk

    Severe high and low blood sugar events in older adults with type 1 diabetes may significantly increase their risk of dementia, according to a new study. “For people with diabetes, both severely high and low blood sugar...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • Healthy Eating Lowers Pregnancy Complication Risk

    If you’re planning to get pregnant or already “eating for two,” sticking to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of several common pregnancy complications, researchers say. The new study included nearly 1,900 women who completed diet...

    • Posted June 3, 2021
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  • Sleep Deprived? Coffee Can Only Help So Much

    You know you’ve done it — stayed up too late and relied on coffee to get through the next day — but new research suggests that caffeine can only do so much. That cup or cups of...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • Allergy Treatment Crucial If Your Child Has Asthma

    If your child has both allergies and asthma, it’s imperative to treat their allergies to prevent asthma from worsening as they spend more time outdoors, an expert says. “It’s a time when after a winter when we’re...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • Tennis Star Naomi Osaka’s ‘Time Out’ Highlights Common, Crippling Mental Health Issue

    On Tuesday, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open. The reason: An ongoing battle with depression and anxiety. As the world’s No. 2 woman’s tennis player and a four-time Grand Slam tournament winner...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • NIH Starts Trial Assessing ‘Mix & Match’ COVID Vaccine Approach

    Moderna plus Pfizer? J&J plus Moderna? There’s a new clinical trial underway to assess the safety and effectiveness of mixing different types of booster shots in adults who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Although the vaccines...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • ‘Boomerang Kids’: When an Adult Child Moves Back Home

    It’s a scenario fraught with potential conflict: Moving back home as an adult can be tough – on both the grown children and their parents. But it can also come with opportunities, as long as expectations are...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • AHA News: Is Mango the Luscious Superhero of Fruit?

    WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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  • Are Adults With Cerebral Palsy Getting the Therapies They Need?

    U.S. adults with cerebral palsy aren’t getting adequate physical therapy, according to a new study. While they’re more likely than other adults in community-living situations to have debilitating pain from musculoskeletal disorders, those with cerebral palsy receive...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
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